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Old 03-21-2007, 01:15 PM   #1
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Question Contagious For How Long (Strep Throat)

Hello
I found out yesterday that I have strep throat.
I took my antibiotics last night, and then this morning, so right now I have two doses of Augmentin in me.
How long until I'm not contagious?
My SO wants to come take care of me, but he doesn't have health insurance so I don't want to risk him getting it.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:11 PM   #2
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Re: Contagious For How Long (Strep Throat)

I haven't actually heard of catching strep throat from anyone else. My daughter had one a few years ago and none of us caught it from her. I think, hold off on the deep kissing and he should be OK.

 
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:17 PM   #3
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Re: Contagious For How Long (Strep Throat)

Not very long with the antibiotics maybe a day or two, but that augmentin will give you the runs :=(

 
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I agree with seraph48, I had a particularly nasty case of strep over christmas and I went undiagnosed for about a week and I was kissing my kids, sharing drinks, etc. etc. and neither one of them got it - or my husband. Feel better soon!

 
Old 03-22-2007, 11:25 AM   #5
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Re: Contagious For How Long (Strep Throat)

It's 24 hrs after you start the antibiotic. I disagree with the others, it is very contagious.

 
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Re: Contagious For How Long (Strep Throat)

I just got back from the doctors ... strep. I asked how contagious it was. It is very contagious. It is not airborne, but sneezing, couging, etc. near people can cause the virus to be spread. Sharing utensils, cups, etc. can cause it to be passed, touching something that a person with strep has touched, then putting your hand to your mouth unknowingly can also cause it to be passed.

 
Old 10-19-2007, 11:50 PM   #7
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Re: Contagious For How Long (Strep Throat)

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I just got back from the doctors ... strep. I asked how contagious it was. It is very contagious. It is not airborne, but sneezing, couging, etc. near people can cause the virus to be spread. Sharing utensils, cups, etc. can cause it to be passed, touching something that a person with strep has touched, then putting your hand to your mouth unknowingly can also cause it to be passed.
I agree. Very contagious until on antibiotics for 24 hours. I caught strep from my neighbor who stupidly came to my house just after going to the ER! I caught it within a few days.

 
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Re: Contagious For How Long (Strep Throat)

what everyone else said
24 hours after you're on antibiotics

 
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oh...and don't forget to eat yogurt....

 
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Re: Contagious For How Long (Strep Throat)

I also agree with Mom22greatkids, strep throat is very contagious, and very painful. So kissing, sharing drinks and all of that is definatly a bad idea, even still, after the 24hrs on antibiotics, I still try to avoid it for a little longer, just to be on the safe side.

 
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agree, eat your yogurt or drink kefir/pro biotics!

i got dysentery this year from anti biotics and its NO FUN.

 
Old 08-05-2008, 01:39 PM   #12
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Re: Contagious For How Long (Strep Throat)

Actually you are contagious the first 48 hours, not the 24 which is misleading, this includes flu's, colds and strep's, chicken pox etc. . .

 
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